Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Cognitive scientist, Marlene Behrmann, investigates what can be learned about visual perception through injury and disorders.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Help your students learn about sidedness within their own bodies.
  • University of Washington
A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 1 min
Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Use these activities to help your students become more engaged in the classroom.
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Learn tips for helping students in a way that's founded in science.
  • The Tech Edvocate
It takes two photoreceptors in the eye, differing in size and function but working together, to let us see the world.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Let’s revisit the developing teen brain to understand the changes occurring during this critical time.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
If your students spend lots of time playing video games, it may not be a bad thing.
  • TED
  • 16 min
Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
  • BrainFacts/SfN